Tax: up to 4%

Duties: up to 10%

Restricted items: Cargo size for air freight

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays 

Lead times: 2-3 weeks

Best Carrier option: Courier 

Prominent Languages: Chamorro

The Complexities of Importing into Guam

Guam is an increasingly popular Pacific Island export destination. In 2019 Guam was recorded as the number 206 in total exports, the number 175 in total imports and the number null most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).

The technology industry in Guam is incredibly fast-growing, with local companies making a name for themselves on the international stage. There has also been an increase in large foreign companies investing in this small island. This expansion means Guam is now considered a telecommunications hub for the future.

As with many Pacific Islands, Guam places restrictions on cargo size, particularly for air freight. It is also preferable to use a courier service rather than a freight forwarder when importing into Guam.

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Guam

TecEx has had an increasing number of requests for IOR into Guam, which has allowed us to refine and perfect our process to allow for efficient and reliable shipping of goods into Guam every single time. Our strict pre-compliance checks mean goods are cleared the first time and packed with size restrictions in mind. We are an invaluable partner to those wanting to stay ahead of the curve and invest in up-and-coming economies worldwide. 

We achieve this by being a complete IOR service partner. Our knowledge of global import compliance requirements is unrivaled and up-to-date, ensuring first-time clearance. Our clients continue to use our services and put their trust in us to ensure that their shipments arrive at their desired destination. 

Learn more about what to expect when shipping into Australia and the Pacific Islands.

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